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Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Talks About Being Openly Gay In The South

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One might think that the South is the worst place to be openly gay, but Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle says "things are changing."

The guy knows from experience too. He's married to his partner and lives in Georgia where TLC's hit reality show is filmed.

The 29-year-old, whose real name is Lee Thompson, is opening up about his life after he read an article in The Washington Post called "Uncle Poodle Needs to Speak Up." Despite the criticism, he wasn't actually given a chance to "speak up" in the piece and responded by saying:

“Come on now. Who writes a story saying Uncle Poodle needs to speak up, and then doesn’t call Uncle Poodle to find out what he has to say?”

It turns out that Mr. Poodle has A LOT to say about the LGBT community in the South and it's all pretty positive. During an interview with The GA Voice, Alana Thompson's uncle dispelled the myth of homophobia running rampant in his hometown and explained:

“Things are changing. My husband and I live in Milledgeville because we want to be out in the country. I’m gay, but I’m as redneck as I can get, and we want to be somewhere we can fish and jump on a four-wheeler, go hog wallowing. There’s probably 40 or 50 of us — gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transgendered people — around here, they’re all open about it, everybody knows it."

Such good news!

Given the area's history, it's not hard to understand why the American public figures it's a bad idea to live in the South and be openly gay. Fortunately, Uncle Poodle assures us that he doesn't get harassed and continues:

“It’s not like there’s a gay bar here. We go to the same bars as everybody else, we’re all part of the same community… If there’s people who have a problem with it, they keep it to themselves, just like if I have a problem with them, I keep it to myself.”

One thing he doesn't keep to himself? Who he is!

The breakout reality star firmly believes people need to accept themselves before others do, so he gave this nugget of advice:

“If you want people to accept you, you have to show you don’t have a problem with yourself and just be up front about who you are. If you do, you earn people’s respect. If everybody would just go on and do that, ignorant people couldn’t cause so many problems. I know this is how I was born and I don’t need to explain it to anybody. I live my life for who I am.”

Right on! We couldn't be prouder of this guy for spreading such positive message. Hopefully the exposure he receives will help any southerner who has a problem with his lifestyle learn to accept it.

After all, a gay redneck is still a redneck and Uncle Poodle is damn proud to be one.

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12 comments to “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's Uncle Poodle Talks About Being Openly Gay In The South”

  1. Meh... says – reply to this


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    Because southerners are all backwoods homophobes?
    Way to stereotype Perez!



  2. 2

    It's not a stereotype if its true



  3. 3

    Re: B.4.I.Jump – but its not true. We don't have sucide and bully attacks every other day on the news, we have gun violence. They have tons of drags and gay spots to hang out down here. Gay ppl walk around without any problems a least in Louisiana and Atlanta.

  4. brinaboo says – reply to this


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    I live in Milledgeville and he's right, it ain't that big a deal and that should show how civilized and progressive we are. There are more important things to worry about than whom someone loves.

  5. Zac says – reply to this


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    Re: Lady Who? – yea hardy har har bitch. Because all southerners are backwoods. This is why I can't stand white queers. Classist, judgemental bunch of shit stains. Totally ignore what the man said and say some tired old trope that no one but your old ass gramma would think was funny. Please go play in traffic.

  6. Get serious says – reply to this


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    Its great he feels safe, but his "marriage" is not recognized by this state or the nation. So while he says "If there’s people who have a problem with it, they keep it to themselves", when they go to the ballot box, they vote against his having equal rights.

    According to the Georgia Code Title 19-3-3.1.-
    (a) It is declared to be the public policy of this state to recognize the union only of man and woman. Marriages between persons of the same sex are prohibited in this state.

    and

    19-3-30. -
    (b)(1) No marriage license shall be issued to persons of the same sex.

    So, NO, I dont think being gay in the south is all that great. And if you live in the south and think it is okay for gays to be second class citizens, you should be ashamed of yourself. Get out their and fight for equal rights!

  7. JETHRO says – reply to this


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    BOYS : WE GOT US SOME LYNCHIN' TO DO !!!

    GAS UP THE PICK-UPS . LET'S GO !!!!

    OUR LITTLE HONEY BOO BOO IS IN DANGER FROM A SODOMY RAT NAMED : SKUNKLE DUMPER PUMPER .. OR SOME SHIT . LET'S MOVE !!!

  8. JETHRO says – reply to this


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    BOYS : WE GOT US SOME LYNCHIN' TO DO !!!

    GAS UP THE PICK-UPS . LET'S GO !!!!

    OUR LITTLE HONEY BOO BOO IS IN DANGER FROM A SODOMY RAT NAMED : SKUNKLE DUMPER PUMPER .. OR SOME SHIT . LET'S MOVE !!!

  9. JETHRO says – reply to this


    9

    BOYS : WE GOT US SOME LYNCHIN' TO DO !!!

    GAS UP THE PICK-UPS . LET'S GO !!!!

    OUR LITTLE HONEY BOO BOO IS IN DANGER FROM A SODOMY RAT NAMED : SKUNKLE DUMPER PUMPER .. OR SOME SHIT . LET'S MOVE !!!

  10. Fairmaiden says – reply to this


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    Uncle Poodle,
    You may sound different,look different and express yourself in a different way but I agree with you. Well said.



  11. 11

    Re: Get serious – Hi, please go take a civics class please. You obviously don't know what rights are, or what "equal" means. 1) We have equality in this country. A marriage is defined as between 1 man and 1 woman. That definition applies to everyone EQUALLY. That is equality, equal treatment under the law. 2) Marriage is not a RIGHT.

  12. Stefan says – reply to this


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    Re: Gay Republican – Take a few law classes and get back to me. Marriage is a right. The Supreme Court recognized it as a basic human right. Privileges–like voting and driving–are things you gain or lose due to some set of triggers that have a logical connection to the privilege. For example, you can vote when you're 18, can drive if you earn a license and maintain a good record, etc. But with marriage, you can't explain any logical link between having opposite biological gender partners and that being the thing that triggers your ability to marry. Straight people (like you!) have done a great job of severing any link between marriage and child bearing, or marriage and building a better community. You've made it very clear in this country that you want marriage to about love and the pursuit of happiness and nothing else. When you try to deny that right, you come off as little more than petulant children who have to share their favorite toy.